"Frustrated" is not a word usually associated with Erykah Badu -- both her music and stage persona are distinguished by a remarkable Zen-like self-possession -- so it was something of a surprise when…
Pop superstar Michael Jackson will give an exclusive interview to journalist Martin Bashir on commercial broadcaster ITV's "Tonight" show in a bid to repair his crumbling reputation.
Robbie Williams put piracy right at the top of the agenda at music industry confab Midem in Cannes, France, albeit for the wrong reasons.
Clear Channel Radio has re-inked with radio personality and "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, locking in the Star 98.7 disc jockey through the end of 2005.
Introduced as "the greatest night of karaoke you will have ever seen" by "Will & Grace's" Eric McCormack, this tribute to Elton John in conjunction with the Intl. Music Products Assn.'s winter trade…
The Back Lot - Peter Bart
Madonna cultists will remember him as the slight, soft-spoken tough guy who took on the Toronto police in her docu "Truth or Dare." When the cops threatened to close down the singer's 1990 "Blonde…
In his Oak Room debut, Curtis Stigers blends old standards, dating back to the '30s and '40s, with "new" standards by such contemporary composers as Steve Earle, Randy Newman and Barry Mann. After…
Philip Anschutz's AEG Live is hanging its shingle in New York, opening an East Coast office for its concert-promotion operations and hiring Metropolitan Entertainment Group veteran Debra Rathwell to…
When Andy Bey sings "River Man," he steps into a unique realm, a gentle folk-based place jazz generally doesn't visit. His rendition of the Nick Drake song is as distinct an interpretation as there…
MCA Records president Jay Boberg, who built an enviable reputation in the business developing cutting-edge talent over the past two decades, ankled Thursday after more than seven years at his post.